August 13, 1996 in Nation/World

David Brinkley, 76, Plans To Retire Soon

Compiled From Wire Services

Newsman David Brinkley has told TV Guide he will retire from his long-running Sunday morning ABC news series, “This Week With David Brinkley,” after the presidential inauguration in January.

Brinkley, 76, who is currently anchoring the network’s coverage of the Republican National Convention, says he needs a change after 15 seasons with the program, according to the magazine’s Aug. 24 issue.

“I worked all my life. I’d like to have a little time off,” he says.

Brinkley, who joined NBC News in 1943, first teamed with partner Chet Huntley at the 1956 political conventions. Huntley and Brinkley went on to co-anchor the NBC news from 1956 to 1970.

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